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Accessibility for Web Writers - Sydney

Vision Australia

Friday, 30 November 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (AEDT)

Accessibility for Web Writers - Sydney

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Accessibility for Web Writers

Updated and restructured to cover the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1.

Learn how to make your content accessible for people with disabilities. Get hands-on experience using simple tools to test content against the WCAG 2.1 standard. Suitable for web writers, editors, publishers and content managers.

Course content

The course modules are:

  • About accessibility – how people with disabilities use the web, Australian law and policy on web accessibility, overview of the documents and structure of WCAG 2.1
  • Navigation –covers 2.4.2 Page titled, 2.4.4 Link purpose
  • Structure – covers 1.3.1. Info and relationships, 2.4.6 Heading and labels
  • Language – covers 3.1.2 Language of parts
  • Images and colour – covers 1.1.1 Non-text content, 1.4.1 Use of colour, 1.4.3 Contrast, 1.4.5 Images of text, 1.4.11 Non-text contrast, 2.3.1 Three flashes or below threshold, 3.2.4 Consistent identification
  • Instructions and errors – covers 1.3.3 Sensory characteristics, 3.3.1 Error identification, 3.3.2 Labels or instructions, 3.3.3 Error suggestions
  • Audio and video – covers 1.1.1 Non-text content, 1.2.1 Audio-only and video-only, 1.2.2 Captions, 1.2.3 Audio description or media alternative, 1.2.5 Audio descriptions
  • Documents – covers 1.3.2 Meaningful sequence, 2.1.1 Keyboard, 2.4.1 Bypass blocks, 3.1.1 Language of page, 3.2.2 On input, 3.2.3 Consistent navigation, 4.1.2 Name, role, value. Also discusses ‘accessibility supported’ technologies and the latest advice on using PDF and Word documents online.

Course materials

During the course you’ll use a netbook we supply (shared with another participant), preloaded with accessibility testing software.

You’ll receive:

  • Printed course notes which include handy checklists
  • Access to download presentation slides (for personal use only)
  • Loads of online resources (cheat sheets, tips sheets and more).

Course facilitator

The course is facilitated by Dey Alexander, our training partner from 4 Syllables. Dey has over 20 years’ experience on web projects. Her current work is a mix of content strategy, user experience and inclusive design.

Cost and inclusions

Prices listed are per person, including GST. Catering is provided. 

  • Early bird (registrations confirmed more than 21 days prior): $675
  • Group rate (registrations for 4 people or more): $675
  • Full price: $750


You may only cancel your registration by written notice to If notification of cancellation is received by Vision Australia: (i) more than 14 days prior to the event, a full refund of your registration fees, less an administration fee of $12.50, will be provided; (ii) between 7 and 14 days prior to the event, a refund of 50% of your registration fees, less an administration fee of $12.50, will be provided; (iii) less than 7 days prior to the event, registration fees will not be refunded.

Course enquiries

Phone: 1300 367 055 

Have questions about Accessibility for Web Writers - Sydney? Contact Vision Australia


Friday, 30 November 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (AEDT)

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Vision Australia

Vision Australia's Digital Access consultancy is recognised internationally as an industry leader in online accessibility. With expert knowledge of accessibility conformance, inclusive design and the needs of people with disability or impairment, we’ve spent over 18 years helping organisations make their digital products and services accessible to everyone.

Our advice and training are based on expert knowledge of WCAG 2.1 conformance, as well as usability and accessibility best practices gained from extensive research and user testing across a wide spectrum of disability groups.

We're proud to be the leading provider of accessibility training in Australia. Our courses enable professionals and whole organisations to achieve the highest standards in digital accessibility and communication. For many organisations, our courses have become an essential pathway for delivering inclusive services in alignment with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Australian Government's Digital Service Standard, and are widely renowned for their highly comprehensive and engaging delivery.

All our trainers are international experts in their subject matter.

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